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Friday January 31, 2014
News Articles

Was Michael Hastings' Car Hacked? Richard Clarke Says It's Possible
HP | Mike Hogan | 06/24/13 older

Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post that what is known about the single-vehicle crash is "consistent with a car cyber attack." Clarke said, "There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers" -- including the United States -- know how to remotely seize control of a car.

"What has been revealed as a result of some research at universities is that it's relatively easy to hack your way into the control system of a car, and to do such things as cause acceleration when the driver doesn't want acceleration, to throw on the brakes when the driver doesn't want the brakes on, to launch an air bag," Clarke told The Huffington Post. "You can do some really highly destructive things now, through hacking a car, and it's not that hard." ... Read more

Richard Clarke: Hastings Accident "Consistent with a Car Cyber Attack"
RedIce | Kurt Nimmo | date

"There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers" -- including the United States -- know how to remotely seize control of a car," Clarke said.   On Saturday, Infowars.com posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. Kathleen Fisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies. Fisher admitted that the Pentagon has researched remotely controlling cars through hacking on board computers.

In 2011, Car and Driver magazine published an article substantiating the Pentagon research. "Currently, there's nothing to stop anyone with malicious intent and some ­computer-programming skills from taking command of your vehicle. After gaining access, a hacker could control everything from which song plays on the radio to whether the brakes work," writes Keith Barry, citing research conducted by the Center for Automotive Embedded Systems Security, a partnership between the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington. ... Read more
CNN: Was Michael Hastings Death An "Accident"? (06/20/13) [2:40]

*What can NSA Really Do! Quite A Lot. To Protect And Infect or Wrist Slitting Depressing (30C3) (12/30/13) [1:02:15]

This Guy Needs A Clue: A Member Of The 1% Declares It 'Great' That 3.5 Billion Are In Poverty.
upworthy.com | Brandon Weber | date

It's like he's a living example of rich white male privilege: "Anybody can be me!"   Just to be clear, I'm not jealous of his wealth. Or what he had to do to get it. But many of those 3.5 billion in poverty never even get a chance to try to "be somebody." Once we level that playing field, we can start talking about "looking up to the 1%."

This clip came from "The Lang & O'Leary Exchange" on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. The guy in the clip, Kevin O'Leary, is one of the investors on "Shark Tank." Jump to
Kevin O'Leary says 3.5 billion people living in poverty is 'fantastic news' (01/21/14) [1:11]

[My Comment] I find this interview sad! If someone has a bigger brother to look-up-to, or a better-off friend to look-up-to, that is a good thing... especially if that friend can help with encouragement and possibly physical help. But, when you have people working their brains out for $2.00 a day (Pacific Rim), or even $40-$60.00 a day (US), and the other person is making $1,000.00 a day (being conservative) ... I don't think it is going to act as an inspiration. The guy in the video is a shit and totally clueless.

Obama's Weak Enviro Agenda Is Suicide for Humanity -- Here's the Stark Future We Face
AlterNet | Tara Lohan | 01/29/14

Are there any self-respecting environmental organizations out there that are still behind President Obama? After his State of the Union on Tuesday it's hard to imagine there could be. In his address, Obama proudly declared, "The 'all the above' energy strategy I announced a few years ago is working, and today America is closer to energy independence than we have been in decades."

Based what we know from the most recent climate science, Obama's "all-of-the-above" energy policy is actually suicidal. To say that we're approaching a dangerous precipice would be too optimistic or simply unrealistic. For a decade we were peering over the edge, but now we're falling—how long and how hard depends on what we do this year and in the next few years. ... Read more

DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, January 31 [15:13]
DN | "We Will Not Break The Law To Enforce The Law": NYC to Reform Stop & Frisk, End Racial Profiling (01/31/14) [6:24], Part 2 [21:51]
*DN | Wallace Shawn on Artistic Solidarity: As Glenn Greenwald Can't Return to U.S., I Took My Play To Him (01/31/14) [2:24]
TRNN News
*TRNN | Gerald Epstein: Why is the Fed Pushing Interest Rates Higher? (01/30/14) [16:31]
*TRNN | Dr. Elizabeth Cochran: Seismologist: Fracking Injection Wells Linked to Earthquakes (01/31/14) [9:38]
Secret | Security State
C-Span2 | Journalist Michael Hastings Interview: The Reporter Who Took Down Stanley McChrystal (2011) [1:22:14]
Charlie Rose | Jeremy Scahill's Dirty Wars & JSOC (06/28/13) [25:40]
Diane Rehms Show
Diane Rehm Domestic News - Friday (01/31/14) [1hr]
International News - Friday (01/31/14) [1hr]
TYT News
Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart | Lindsey Graham predicts the world's end, and two inches of snow brings Atlanta to a standstill. (01/30/14) [5:58], Part 2 [2:21]
*Wealth Inequality
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
[Comment] This pretty much speaks for itself. At 1:05, I get a rude awakening. At 1:41, he starts talking about you. At 2:24, he says a "bad" word. At 3:50, he kind of breaks my brain. At 4:50, he lets you know how broke you really are. At 5:20, he rubs it in. And at 5:50, he points out that reality isn't close to what we think it is.
*Wealth Inequality in the World [3:51]
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Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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InfoWars | Sgt. Biggs On Military Life and Why Michael Hastings was Murdered (09/13/13) [46:35]
Truthloader - Manufacturing consent
Truthloader | Manufacturing consent - how Edward Bernays hacked democracy (01/27/14) [8:45], Part 2 [7:38], Part 3 [8:49]

Truthloader | Massive NSA spying program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden (06/10/13) [8:05]
Propaganda, Public Relations, Advertising ->Corporate Media
Noam Chomsky on Nazi Propaganda and the "Bewildered Herd" (12/10/13) [8:04]
Noam Chomsky Documentary "Manufacturing Consent The Political Consent of Mass Media" (1988) [2:47:38]
How Political Power Uses Propaganda to Distract the Public: Noam Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent (1989) [2:38:07]
Rule of Law
How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful: Noam Chomsky & Glenn Greenwald (08/05/13) [1:09:51]
C-Span | Private Security Contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan: Erik Prince Testimony - Legal Issues (2007) [4:39:38]
Other Info
Oil Discovery and Distribution of Wealth in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (1968) [52:06]
#DirtyWars, #JSOC, #SealTeamSix, #Drones, #Obama, #Terrorism, #DeathPenalty

01.31.2014. 13:12

Thursday January 30, 2014
News Articles

Edward Snowden has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize
Washington Post | Brian Fung | 01/29/14/span>

Edward Snowden spent the last year revealing some of the government's most tightly held secrets, kicking off a massive debate about the proper role of America's intelligence services. Now, a pair of Norwegian politicians have nominated the NSA leaker for a Nobel Peace Prize.   In their nomination letter, Baard Vegar Solhjell and Snorre Valen, who hail from the Socialist Left party, said Snowden's revelations "contributed to a more stable and peaceful world order." ... Read more

James Clapper Suggests Journalists Could Be Edward Snowden's 'Accomplices'
HP | Michael Calderone | 01/29/14

"Snowden claims that he's won and that his mission is accomplished," Clapper said, according to a transcript from the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, posted by the Washington Post. "If that is so, I call on him and his accomplices to facilitate the return of the remaining stolen documents that have not yet been exposed, to prevent even more damage to U.S. security." ...

... Guardian national security editor Spencer Ackerman, among others, questioned on Twitter whether Clapper was referring to journalists.   HuffPost put the question to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which didn't rule out that journalists could be considered "accomplices." ... Read more

[Comment] Now who perjured themselves before Congress? I thought that was illegal? So why isn't James Crapper in jail?
*ProPublica | Has the Gov't Lied on NSA Snooping? Let's Go to the Videotape [2:53]

*Booz Allen Hamilton: Far Worse Than Blackwater
activistpost.com | Tommy Paine | 2013 older

Lost in the Edward Snowden debate is a critical look at his former employer, the company doing the spying on Americans in the first place: Booz Allen Hamilton.

Booz Allen Hamilton is a government contractor, with 99% of its revenue coming from the US government. Not only does it receive money from the NSA, but also the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and ... the IRS. In addition, Booz Allen is heavily connected to the CIA. ... Read more | full article in pup-up window
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Does Bush work for Carlyle, who owns Booz Allen, who get huge defense contracts?

*Truthloader | What you're not being told about Booz Allen Hamilton and Edward Snowden (10/07/13) [11:47]
*Truthloader | Who are The Carlyle Group, and what is their relationship with Booz Allen Hamilton? (08/16/13) [9:18]

WSJ Defends Paranoid Rich Guy Who Thinks The Poor Are Nazis, Naturally
HP | Emily Peck | 01/30/14

Perkins, who co-founded the firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in the 1970s, made his explosive comments in a letter to the WSJ over the weekend. "I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,' " he wrote.   An epic Internet freakout ensued. Fortunately, the gallant WSJ op-ed page, owned by News Corp., where Perkins was until recently a board member, came to his rescue.

The Nazi comparison was "unfortunate," admitted the WSJ's editorial team, in a piece pubbed late Wednesday night. But the WSJ also declared Perkins' larger point -- that the super-rich are demonized by the press and "liberals" -- right on target. The outraged response to his letter proves the point, the WSJ triumphantly noted. ... Read more

DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Thursday, January 30 [12:22]
DN | Sharif Abdel Kouddous: 3 Years After Revolution, Egypt Faces Deadly Polarization & Growing Militancy (01/30/14) [10:26]
DN | Debate: Is Ukraine's Opposition a Democratic Movement or a Force of Right-Wing Extremism? (01/30/14) [22:23]
Cute Video
State of the Union, Same Old Story? [1:12]
TRNN News
*TRNN | John Nichols of Nation magazine: 94 year-old Pete Seeger's music was stronger than the forces that sought to silence him (01/29/14) [11:41]
Pete Seeger
*TRNN | Janet Redman: Obama's Energy Plan Cannot Seriously Address The Impending Climate Crisis (01/30/14) [8:35]
Diane Rehms Show
Diane Rehm The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology (01/30/14) [1hr]
This week, consumers who are both fashion conscious, technologically savvy -- and wear glasses -- got welcome news. Google Glass will now be available for prescription lenses. These glasses, which allow people to shoot video and check email, are on the leading edge of so called "wearable technology". The new trend includes everything from smart watches to bracelets that monitor fitness. What could be done on our smart phones can be accomplished from smaller and smaller gadgets. But whether consumers are convinced to buy may have less to do with functionality and more to do with personal style. Diane and her panel of guests discuss new trends in wearable technology.

Guests
  1. Cecilia Kang technology reporter, The Washington Post.
  2. Bill Wasik senior editor, WIRED. His cover article for the January issue is called "Heads Up: Why Wearable Tech Will Be As Big As The Smartphone."
  3. Marlene Morris Towns teaching professor of marketing, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She is also the academic director at the Georgetown Institute for Consumer Research.
  4. Thad Starner technical lead/manager, Google's Project Glass. He is director of the Contextual Computing Group at Georgia Tech.
Click to zoom - The Carlyle Group
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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart: | Obama Now in the 'F*ck It' Stage of His Presidency (01/28/14) [8:51]
Jon Stewart | slams Obama's domestic spying program [8:36]

01.30.2014. 12:18

Wednesday January 29, 2014
News Articles

Silicon Valley fights to keep its Dutch Sandwich and Double Irish loopholes
magazine | Cyrus Farivar | 01/20/14

Last year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- a group of the world's top economies -- decided it was time to crack down on international tax shenanigans through meaningful reform. These legal loopholes allow major tech corporations to move money around on paper through a series of shell corporations in Ireland, Bermuda, and the Netherlands. The companies save big, and "best" of all, it's currently legal! This widespread strategy of moving money around involves two specific tactics better known as the "Dutch Sandwich" and the "Double Irish."

Lots of companies engage in these strategies -- Apple, Google, Amazon, Adobe, and Microsoft to name a few. How beneficial are they? Google's overseas tax rate was 2.4 percent in 2009, the lowest of all American tech companies when measured by market capitalization. This shifting move saves the company billions of dollars annually. In October 2013, Google is now moving even more money through a shell corporation in Bermuda -- reaching a total of €8.8 billion ($11.91 billion) in 2012, 25 percent more than it did in 2011. ... Read more

Legendary Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist, Tom Perkins, Says Criticism Of The Super-Rich Is Like Nazis Going After The Jews.
Here is poor old Tom Perkins sailboat
[Comment] The Presidents State of the Union Address (SOTU) had a lot about Income Inequality. Problem is words can be hard to follow, and people tend to tune out. I find charts and graphs much easier to follow and understand.
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DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Wednesday, January 29 [12:50]
[Comment] I love Jeremy Scahill interviews. He is such a good Investigative Journalist, so he knows the facts first hand, and he presents the facts in such a clear and concise manner.
*DN | In SOTU, Obama Tells Divided Congress to Expect Executive Action in Face of Continued Obstruction (01/29/14) [10:25]<- Jeremy Scahill @ 6:50
*DN | "A Silent Coup": Jeremy Scahill & Bob Herbert on Corporate, Military Interests Shaping Obama's SOTU (01/29/14) [14:51]<- Jeremy Scahill @ 8:05
DN | Five Years of the "Same Rhetoric": Immigration Activist Faults Obama's SOTU, Deportation Policy (01/29/14) [3:48], Part 2 [7:03]
*DN | "Dirty Wars" Filmmaker Jeremy Scahill on the "Drone President" & Obama's Whitewashing of NSA Spying (01/29/14) [4:41]<- Jeremy Scahill @ 1:26
Farmed and Dangerous Official Trailer (01/26/14) [2:18]
Two music videos and some 20 million YouTube views later, Chipotle is taking its pseudo-commercial campaign against factory farming to new lengths: Next month, the restaurant chain will debut a scripted comedy, "Farmed and Dangerous," on Hulu.
TRNN News
*TRNN | David Cay Johnston: Put in historical context, a $10.10 minimum wage is still substantially lower than it was in the 1960s. Obama's Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality (01/29/14) [8:14]
*TYT News
[Comment] I got caught up listening to all the TYT News snippits... so here they are. You might not like Cenk when he get sarcastic, but the discussions are usually right on.
State of the Union Address (SOTU)
TYT | Debating the 2014 State Of The Union Speech by President Obama (01/28/14) [10:27]
TYT | Republican Response Summed Up In 60 Seconds (01/28/14) [0:53]
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers from Spokane, Washington delivered the Republican response to the President's State of the Union Address. In a speech ranging from God to the Bible to prayer, she offered a classic Republican take on the important issues of the day.
TYT | 'Our Cancer Drug Is For Rich Westerners, Not Poor Indians' (01/28/14) [6:19]
Uh ho, I hear TPP just around the corner.
TYT | The Head-Spinning Reason Conservatives Are Upset About This Ad (01/28/14) [9:09]
TYT | If You Thought Republicans Were Sexist Hypocrites Before, Wait Till You See This (01/28/14) [11:45]
TYT | Pete Seeger: His Music Changed Hearts, His Life Changed Lives (01/28/14) [5:05]
TYT | Google Doesn't Want You To Google This... paid 2.4% in taxes (01/28/14) [9:38]
TYT | Koch Empire Retools, Rearms and Renames | Dark Lords Of Influence (09/27/14) [6:21]
TYT | A Sensible Safe Smart Gun Law - Guess Who Hates It (09/27/14) [4:20]
Diane Rehms Show
Diane Rehm An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy (01/28/14) [1hr]
Inequality for All by Robert Reich
Robert Reich | Inequality for All (full) [1:30:11]
*Wealth Inequality
*Wealth Inequality in America [6:25]
*Wealth Inequality in the World [3:51]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.

01.29.2014. 14:25

Tuesday January 28, 2014
News Articles

Boehner warns Obama headed for 'brick wall'
CNN | CNN's Dana Bash | 01/28/14

House Speaker John Boehner warned President Barack Obama that he will "run into a brick wall" by using his executive power and bypassing Congress, as the White House has signaled the President intends to do. "We're just not going to sit here and let the President trample all over us," said Boehner.

"This idea that he's just going to go it alone, I have to remind him we do have a constitution. And the Congress writes the laws, and the President's job is to execute the laws faithfully. And if he tries to ignore this he's going to run into a brick wall." ...

RIGHT, as if Congress has done anything useful this year.
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MSNBC | Chuck Todd: Majority of Americans believe Obama's second term won't improve [3:12]

My Fox News Nightmare: How I Tortured Myself with The Propaganda of Ignorance
AlterNet | John Haggerty | 01/28/14

So here's what happened when I watched 3 hours of Fox every day for a month.

One October evening, in the midst of the 2013 government shutdown, I watched Bill O'Reilly work himself into something of a state. He sat at his desk, his hands palms upward, fingers slightly curved, as if cupping something in them. "I want Hagel." he said, staring into the camera. "I want Hagel. I want him." A casual observer might interpret this moment as O'Reilly expressing his fierce but tender desire for Chuck Hagel, the Secretary of Defense. More experienced O'Reilly viewers, however, will recognize it as a signal that the unfortunate Hagel had plummeted downward in O'Reilly's estimation from pinhead to evildoer. (There are only three kinds of people in Bill O'Reilly's world: good hardworking Americans, pinheads--people who are not actually malevolent but who are too stupid to understand the way the world really works--and evildoers.) ... Read more

A Holodeck Videogame Designed to Train Soldiers
Wired Magazine | Allen McDuffee | 01/28/14

Last week, the Army Contracting Command issued a Sources Sought notice for companies interested in demonstrating "mature technologies" for military training. Northrop Grumman thinks its Virtual Immersive Portable Environment (VIPE) Holodeck just may be the answer.

Using commercial, off-the-shelf hardware combined with gaming technology, the VIPE Holodeck 360 degree virtual training system provides users with a high-fidelity immersive environment with a variety of mission-centric applications, including simulation and training, mission rehearsal and data visualization. The VIPE Holodeck can support live, virtual and constructive simulation and training exercises including team training, cultural and language training and support for ground, air and remote platform training. Off-the-shelf technology keeps costs down while also making future upgrades and maintenance easy to perform and affordable, says Northrop. ... Read more
VIPE Holodeck. The Virtual Immersive Portable Environment is the most realistic, cost effective virtual training system available. [2:46]

DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, January 28 [10:27]
DN | "We Shall Overcome": Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger in His Own Words & Songs, Part 1 (01/28/14) [16:42], Part 2 [17:32], Part 2 [11:19]
Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? [4:22]
TRNN News
TRNN | Bill Black: Emerging Market Financial Crises Raise Concerns About Another Global Recession (01/28/14) [5:56]
*5 part interview with economist Gar Alperovitz on the direction that America should take to help improve the economy.
Diane Rehms Show
Diane Rehm An Update On The State Of The U.S. Economy (01/28/14) [1hr]
TYT News
TYT | Wendy Davis A 'Coke Whore' Tweets Former GOP Official ... (01/27/14) [4:29]
TYT | Privileged Republican Senator Dismisses 'War On Women' But Here Are The Facts (01/27/14) [7:28]
TYT | Wow, Fox News Is SCREWED (01/27/14) [4:57]
TYT | Critics Of The Rich Are Like Nazis, Says Famed Tech Investor (01/27/14) [6:58]
TYT | The Vatican's 'Gay Lobby' Isn't Just For Priests & Bishops (09/27/13) [4:08]
TYT | "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing a school board in Louisiana, alleging officials at one of its schools harassed a sixth-grader because of his Buddhist faith and that the district routinely pushes Christian beliefs. (09/27/13) [4:06]
TYT | Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas): The Most Unbearable Man In America (09/15/13) [5:06]
Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
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Diagrams & Dollars: Modern Money Illustrated [3:39]
This short, easy to follow book explains the basic concepts underlying the debate about the possibilities and implications of Modern Money Theory. The explanations are illustrated with simple diagrams, making the concepts easy to "see". The explanations are targeted to the "non-economist" with a serious interest in the current debate about fiscal policies and National Budgets.
Modern Money Illustrated.pdf (right-click and choose: Save Link As)
Carl Sagan Cosmo
Carl Sagans Cosmos - Ep01 - The Shores Of The Cosmic Ocean [1:05:06]
Sci-fi
The Philadelphia Experiment 1984 [1:37:07]
HC | The True Story Of The Philadelphia Experiment 2001 [42:56]
Entertaining Videos
Time Travel: Al Bielek Travels to the 28th Century [34:06]
The Time Shifters [1:28:00]
Peter, Paul and Mary
Peter, Paul and Mary - Blowing in the Wind [3:01]
Peter, Paul & Mary - If I Had A Hammer (1963) [2:08]

01.28.2014. 16:05

Monday January 27, 2014
News Articles

Edward Snowden, v 1.0: NSA Whistleblower William Binney Tells All
ReasonTV | William Binney | 01/10/14

"Where I see it going is toward a totalitarian state," says William Binney. "You've got the NSA doing all this collecting of material on all of its citizens - that's what the SS, the Gestapo, the Stasi, the KGB, and the NKVD did."

Binney is talking about the collection of various forms of personal data on American citizens by the National Security Agency (NSA), where he worked for 30 years before quitting in 2001 from his high-placed post as technical leader for intelligence. A registered Republican for most of his life, Binney volunteered for military service during the Vietnam War, which led to his being hired by the NSA in the early '70s.

In 2002 - long before the revelations of Edward Snowden rocked the world - Binney and several former colleagues went to Congress and the Department of Defense, asking that the NSA be investigated. Not only was the super-secretive agency wasting taxpayer dollars on ineffective programs, they argued, it was broadly violating constitutional guarantees to privacy and due process.

The government didn't just turn a blind eye to the agency's activities; it later accused the whistleblowers of leaking state secrets. A federal investigation of Binney - including an FBI search and seizure of his home and office computers that destroyed his consulting business - exonerated him on all charges.

"We are a clear example that [going through] the proper channels doesn't work," says Binney, who approves of Edward Snowden's strategy of going straight to the media. At the same time, Binney criticizes Snowden's leaking of documents not directly related to the NSA's surveillance of American citizens and violation of constitutional rights. Binney believes that the NSA is vital to national security but has been become unmoored due to technological advances that vastly extend its capabilities and leadership that has no use for limits on government power. "They took that program designed [to prevent terrorist attacks] and used it to spy on American citizens and everyone else in the world," flatly declares Binney.
ReasonTV | Edward Snowden, v 1.0: NSA Whistleblower William Binney Tells All (01/10/14) [50:12]
We're like addicts of horror. Trying to get bigger and bigger kicks from nastier and nastier NSA stories. We are drunk from it.

TPP Wikileaked: US Watering Down Enviro Protections in Secret Trade Deal
Bill Moyers | John Light | 01/16/14

Another chapter in the tale of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- a secret international trade deal being pushed by the Obama administration and described by critics as "NAFTA on steroids" -- has once again been Wikileaked. This one deals with the environment, and it shows that, by and large, the US is caving on environmental standards it had previously set for international trade agreements.

... The TPP is a deal negotiated by the US, New Zealand, Singapore, Chile, Brunei, Australia, Vietnam, Peru, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico and Japan. The complete text has not been released to the public, but the Obama administration is rushing to get it finalized as part of a strategic "pivot to Asia." The agreement had previously been criticized for increasing corporate control over the Internet, copyrights and patents and potentially having the same negative effect on the US job market as NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement entered into 20 years ago. ... Read more

Part Three: Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy
BillMoyers | Neil deGrasse Tyson | 01/24/14

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson unwittingly triggered a controversy in the blogosphere last week when he said this on our show: "If you have a religious philosophy that is not based in objective realities that you then want to put in the science classroom, then I'm going to stand there and say no, 'I'm not going to allow you in the science classroom.'" ... Read more

The Constant Presence of U.S. Drones in the Sky Traumatize and Ruin Lives on the Ground
AlterNet | H.H. Bhojani | 01/23/14

Nabila's drawings are like any other nine-year-old's. A house rests besides a winding path, a winding path on which wander two stick figures. Tall trees, rising against the back drop of majestic hills. Clouds sprinkled over a clear sky.

Nabila's drawings are like any other nine-year-old's. With one disturbing exception.   Hovering over the house, amidst the clouds, above the people, are two drone aircraft. ... Read more

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Approx. 4,000 oil platforms in the Gulf
DemocracyNow Daily News
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, January 27 [11:33]
DN | Bill Moyers on Dark Money, the Attack on Voting Rights & How Racism Stills Drives Our Politics (01/27/14) [18:30]
Just wait until you see what happens 30 seconds in! [2:03]
Bill Moyers
BillMoyers | Peter Edelman on Waging Another War on Poverty (01/14/14) [1:15]
*BillMoyers | Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science Literacy, Part 3 (01/24/14) [26:46]
BillMoyers | Naomi Klein on Capitalism and Climate Change (11/15/12) [31:42]
Surveillance State
To Protect And Infect or Wrist Slitting Depressing
*30c3: To Protect And Infect, Part 2 (12/30/13) [1:02:15]
30C3 | The Four Wars - Terror, whistleblowers, drugs, internet by Annie Machon (12/29/13) [25:00]
The Four Wars, by Annie Machon - Although Assange's talk was EPIC, this one, in my humble opinion, was the most inspiring and revealing talk I had the opportunity to watch at 30C3. It's that kind of thing that sounds almost obvious after you hear it, but you never had thought about it before. It's just 25 minutes.
*ProPublica | Has the Gov't Lied on NSA Snooping? Let's Go to the Videotape [2:53]
Money for Nothing
ReasonTV | Federal Reserve, Not Free Market, Caused Crisis says "Money for Nothing" Filmmaker Jim Bruce (12/09/13) [9:49]
*Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (full) (2013) [1:43:41]
Money for Nothing website
Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve - Exclusive Director Interview (11/18/13) [29:09]
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The Biggest Bank Heist Ever! (2011) [49:42]
Holding Area For Other Videos and Documentaries I Ran Across
Note: I don't endorse any of the videos in this section.
As I construct My News Pages I constantly run across a lot of NEW videos, and since I find YouTube frustrating trying to re-find videos, I save the links in this section so I can find them again.
Reason.tv - I like their interviews
Reason TV | Unconstitutional Presidential Power Grab - Road To Tyranny (01/22/14) [12:50]
Reason TV | Federal Reserve, Not Free Market, Caused Crisis says "Money for Nothing" Filmmaker Jim Bruce (12/09/13) [9:49]
PressTV - PressTV is Iranian, but the story lines are clear and all the facts are well known!
PressTV | The Carlyle Group, the Bush family and 9/11 (03/21/13) [25:42]
The Carlyle group is one of America's ten biggest military contracting firms. This firm specializes in what they call 'crony capitalism'. That means they make money by gaining access to the world's leading decision-makers.

The Carlyle group was founded in the late 80s by a fellow named Rubenstein. It is a highly influential multi-sector group, mostly defense related companies and corporations. In the 90s, it started bringing on board the Bush family and Bin Laden family. The two families became the key members of their board. The Group stands accused of involvement in and benefiting from 9/11 attacks..

The Carlyle Group operates in four business areas: Corporate private equity, defense, market strategies and fund of funds, through its AlpInvest subsidiary..

In its 2010 annual report, Carlyle reported assets in excess of $150 billion under management diversified over 84 distinct funds.
Truthloader - I like their short, clear and fact filled videos
Does Bush work for Carlyle, who owns Booz Allen, who get huge defense contracts
Truthloader | What you're not being told about Booz Allen Hamilton and Edward Snowden (10/07/13) [11:47]
Truthloader | Who are The Carlyle Group, and how are they connected to bin Laden? (08/16/13) [9:18]
Secret Groups
Truthloader | Bilderberg 2013 - Your guide to 'The Bilderberg Group' (05/30/13) [8:34]
Journalist & Whistleblowers
Truthloader | The War on Whistleblowers (11/12/13) [6:14]
Truthloader | Massive NSA spying program revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden (06/10/13) [8:05]
Truthloader | Edward Snowden reveals the US 'black budget' of secret intelligence spending (08/30/13) [3:38]
Climate
Truthloader | Climate change could be far more serious than thought (01/03/14) [1:37]
Other Earth Threatening
Truthloader | How to start a war (01/07/14) [13:01]
Truthloader | Canada's Tar Sands: The most destructive project on Earth? (11/26/13) [7:50]
Truthloader | A race for what's left of the planet: The Arctic battleground (10/07/13) [11:47]
Truthloader | Who are Monsanto and are they really evil? (12/03/13) [11:09]
Military
Truthloader | Israel's nuclear weapons: the open secret (12/25/14) [8:42]
Brother Nathan - I like how Nathan speaks his mind
Brother Nathan | The Fed's Pipeline To Israel (09/06/13) [7:17]
GMO Monsanto
The World According to Monsanto (08/30/13) [1:49:04]
The Sick Story of GMO - Genetically Engineered Food - People As Lab Rats (08/30/13) [1:24:58]
Monsanto - The Most Evil Corporation in the World - What Everyone Must Know about GMOs (04/02/13) [1:01:49]

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